Jeddah, Safar 11, 1442 AH, corresponding to September 28, 2020 AD
The Saudi Golf and the European Women’s Golf Tour announced today that two championships will be held next November in King Abdullah Economic City at the Royal Greens Golf and Club, which will continue over a week, with prizes of $ 1.5 million, where a group of professionals will compete for it. And amateurs in a tournament that is being played in a new and unprecedented system.
The event is the first professional women’s golf tournament in the history of the Kingdom, and the first international sporting event back to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after the emerging corona virus pandemic, which is organized by Golf Saudi Arabia and the two official sponsors of the Public Investment Fund and Aramco, who confirm their commitment to sport in general and women’s golf. In particular.
The Royal Greens Golf Course and Club in King Abdullah Economic City will host two professional golf tournaments that fall under the umbrella of the Women’s European Tour Championships. The Saudi Aramco Women’s Golf Championship, presented by the Public Investment Fund, will be held from November 12 to 15, with prizes amounting to one million dollars, while the The Saudi Women’s International Championship for teams from 17 to 19 November, with prizes amounting to half a million dollars.
The two championships will be held in a safe environment while taking all the necessary precautions, which will witness the participation of a group of the best golf players in the world, in addition to a group of the best amateur players in a unique competitive environment, as this is the first time that a global professional women’s golf tournament is held in The history of the Kingdom, in addition to the fact that the system for the Saudi International Women’s Team Championship is new and will be used for the first time in the world in golf.
The holding of the sporting event, the first of its kind in women’s sports in general and golf in particular, confirms the commitment of the Saudi Golf Federation and Saudi Golf and the two official sponsors of the tournament, to support and develop women’s sports in the Kingdom in line with Vision 2030 despite the difficulties that sport is experiencing around the world in light of this. hard times.
The Saudi Golf and Saudi Golf Federation had announced earlier this year the establishment of the first international women’s golf championship, and this came during the competitions of the second edition of the Saudi International Golf Championship presented by Softbank, which witnessed the participation of a group of the brightest golf stars such as: First Class Internationally, the American Bruce Kipka, and his fellow countryman, the champion of the first edition and the fifth seed at the time, Dustin Johnson, in addition to the Northern Irishman and holder of the title of the second edition, Graeme MacDalle.
In this regard, His Excellency the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Golf Federation and the organizer of the Saudi Golf, Mr. Yasser bin Othman Al-Rumayyan, said: “The beginning of this year has been difficult for all peoples of the world in all respects, and the sports sector has been greatly affected, and despite these challenges, The Public Investment Fund and Aramco are now more than ever and equally determined to give sport at an elite level the platform necessary to continue to thrive in and outside the dear homeland, which makes us very proud to throw our full weight behind the Saudi International Women’s Golf Championship.
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For his part, Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Golf and the Saudi Golf Federation, Majid bin Muhammad Al-Surour, said: “Our vision is to develop golf in all parts of the Kingdom, and make it accessible and enjoyable for all men, women and children, adding that one of the main initiatives in this regard is hosting tournaments that are able to attract The best players in the world as a way to inspire the next generation of golf players in the Kingdom, so we are honored to take our next step in that journey by welcoming the European Tour for Women to the land of our beloved Kingdom next October with the first edition of the Saudi Aramco Women’s Golf Championship.
In turn, CEO of the Women’s European Golf Tour, Alexandra Armas, said: “We are very excited to be a part of history by bringing the first professional event for women in golf to the Kingdom, and we thank them for their commitment in this difficult year to our sport by presenting two golf championships for women, and we always strive to develop This sport in different countries and their inclusion in the tour schedule, and we are all confident that the Saudi International Women’s Championship and the Saudi Women’s International Team Championship will be a unique experience for the players.
It is noteworthy that the Saudi Women International Championship is a watershed moment for the Kingdom, as it is the first time that professional golf players will play competitively on its soil, which reflects the continuous transformation that the Kingdom is making as part of Vision 2030, while the visitor can learn more information about the championship. Saudi Aramco Women’s International Golf Course via the website: www.golfsaudi.com/en-us/ladies-international.
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